\ ˌvē-ˌī-ˈpē How to pronounce VIP (audio) \
plural VIPs\ ˌvē-​ˌī-​ˈpēz How to pronounce VIPs (audio) \

Definition of VIP

: a person of great influence or prestige especially : a high official with special privileges

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Examples of VIP in a Sentence

I was treated like a VIP at the reception. the VIPs insisted on being seated in the restaurant's private dining room

First Known Use of VIP

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for VIP

very important person

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“VIP.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of VIP

informal : a person who is very important or famous

Medical Definition of VIP

vasoactive intestinal peptide; vasoactive intestinal polypeptide Although hypokalemia and acidosis are classically associated with secretion of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) by a neuroendocrine tumor, electrolyte abnormalities occur in other forms of chronic diarrhea.— Roger Kapoor et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 5 Feb. 2009

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